2017-18 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants recipients announced

Faculty of Nursing and UCQ projects granted funds to develop innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and student learning

The 2017-18 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants will allocate $749,972.35 in funding to 36 innovative projects across campus that will enhance student learning and integrate research evidence into teaching practice.

“Teaching excellence is at the heart of a rich learning experience for students, a commitment that the University of Calgary continues to work toward every day,” says Dru Marshall, provost and vice-president (academic). “The Teaching and Learning Grants help individuals and groups enhance how they bring complex ideas to the classroom or lab, to educate our students in becoming leaders and community-builders.”

Several projects from the Faculty of Nursing and University of Calgary in Qatar were granted funds. They include:

Practice Grants

Investigator: Ruth Swart
Project title: Support, Develop, and Sustain for Quality Student Learning

Investigators: Amanda O’Rae, Zahra Shajani, Denise Hellman, Tracey Clancy
Project title: Fostering Confidence in Instructors' Perception of their Abilities to Promote Student Learning Related to Critical Reflecting and Thinking Within the Undergraduate Nursing Program

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

Investigators: Shannon Parker, Karen Benzies, Jeff Caird 
Project title: Developing Nursing Expertise: Application of the Quiet Eye Strategy to Nursing Education

Investigators: Zohra Hasnani-Samnani, Carolyn Wolsey
Project title: An interactive assessment method utilizing cooperative testing: Is it more effective than the traditional testing methods?

Investigators: Robert Johnson, M. Gregory Tweedie, Juliet Hoffart
Project title: English language (mis)communication in the Nursing Simulation Laboratory: Implications for patient safety and aural language instruction

To read the full story and see the full list of recipients across campus, read the full UToday story. 

Ruth Swart, nursing instructor, and her project "Support, Develop and Sustain for Quality Student Learning" received funding

Ruth Swart, nursing instructor, received funding through the Teaching and Learning Grants.

Riley Brandt, University of Calgary